A BIRTHDAY DINNER PARTY

Hi There!

It is hard to believe that April is already coming to a close.

It was a BIG BIRTHDAY MONTH for many people in my life.  My dad’s birthday is in April……

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and my girlfriend Brenda’s birthday is in April……

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and we celebrated my homie Cindy’s birthday in April too.  So, Brad and I hosted a Birthday Dinner Party almost every weekend in April.  First, I had a little birthday shindig for Cindy that I would like to share with you.

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And, in the next few days, I’ll be posting the recipes for the dishes I prepared for Cindy’s birthday dinner.  We started the evening in the bar, where I served a delicious and healthy appetizer:  Lima Bean Dip with Garlic and Feta Cheese.  Served with a crudite of garden vegetables, it was a perfect starter for a Spring dinner.

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We then moved into the dining room……

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and started things off with Creamy Asparagus Soup.

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Next on the menu was a Ribbon Salad, prepared with ribbons of fresh carrots, zucchini and shaved parmesan cheese, tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing.

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The main course was Phyllo Wrapped Wild Salmon & Fresh Spinach, served over a bed of sauteed fresh kale.

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Cindy’s birthday cake was one of my favorites: Rum Cake.

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So, to get things started, I will be sharing a tutorial on how to prepare my delicious recipe for Lima Bean Dip with Garlic and Feta Cheese.

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Here is a link to the tutorial.

Stay tuned, and, in future posts I’ll also be sharing my recipes for Creamy Asparagus Soup, Phyllo Wrapped Wild Salmon & Fresh Spinach and, finally, I’ll be sharing a delicious and easy to prepare recipe for Rum Cake.

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Celia

Comments

  • Daniel_Strunk

    Celia/Mrs. Becker– I saw Jersey Boys too last week and really enjoyed it! I recognized a lot of the songs but before seeing the movie I didn’t know it was The Four Seasons who had first sung them. When I got back from the movie I immediately bought a lot of Four Seasons music on iTunes– so I think you’re right– it’s bringing this music to a whole other generation.